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Ian Mitchell-Innes at Misty Brook Farm!

June 13-14th 2017

Join us to learn from world-renowned grazing expert Ian Mitchell-Innes.

Capture Free Energy with Management

Energy is Money & Money is Energy

This two-day intensive will cover:

Livestock, Soil Life, & Energy

Animal Performance & High Density Grazing

Land as Solar Panel & Planned Grazing

Infrastructure & Profits

Planning the Biological Calendar with Nature to save Money

Farm Lunch Included!

Who?

Ian Mitchell-Innes is a native of South Africa where he has spent decades managing his ranch and cattle. Through trial and error, he eventually settled on Holistic Management and Mob Grazing. He is here to help us recognize week links, take advantage of solar energy, and make our farms more profitable.

Where?

Misty Brook Farm 156 Bog Rd Albion, ME 04910

A diversified organic family farm producing milk, cream, eggs, pork, beef, veal, lamb, & grains.

When?

Tuesday June 13th 9am-5pm

Wednesday June 14th 9am-5pm

Ian has a power point presentation and asked that participants bring colored pens. We will spend some time in a classroom setting and some time out in the pastures. Bring your questions!

Cost?

$275 per farm family

Please mail a check to register.

We are just like everyone else holding things together with bale twine, so this just covers paying Ian. If, you can afford more, consider sponsoring another farm!

Lunch?

We will provide the main meat and salad. If there is anything else you would like to share, bring it along!

Questions?

Contact us!

Katia & Brendan Holmes

207-437-4719

mistybrookorganicfarm@yahoo.com

Misty Brook Farm

Misty Brook Farm

We are a 400 acre certified organic farm in Albion, Maine.  Our focus is producing high quality staple foods that satisfy all the requirements of a healthy, balanced diet.  Certified Organic 100% grass-fed raw Jersey cow’s milk and cream, 100% grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, milk-fed rose veal, pasture raised chicken and eggs, four-season vegetables, stone milled whole grain flours, dry beans and more!  None of our cow’s receive any grain.  To supplement the pasture based forage, our chickens and pigs are fed certified organic soy-free grain on a free choice basis as well as our own milk-soaked home grown whole grains!  We use our own compost from animals and plants to enrich the soil and promote healthy pastures. Our compost is enlivened by Biodynamic preparations to encourage healthy microbial activity and create a balanced organic fertilizer. Our crops and animals move across the farm in a rotation. This keeps both the crops and animals disease free and prevents soil depletion.
The crops are the breath of the farm, and the animals are the heartbeat!

 

Happy cows at Misty Brook Farm

100% Grass-fed Raw Jersey Cows Milk

Our certified organic herd of Jersey cows is 100% grass-fed.  They make stunning milk and cream which we sell raw in our farm stand, at farmers markets and in natural foods stores around the state.  High in vitamins, minerals and beautiful golden butter fat–our cows will surely win your heart!

For a list of stores in addition to our farm shop where our milk is sold, click here!

 

Misty Brook Farm Family

Meet the Holmes Family: Brendan, Katia and their three boys, Alister, Johnny, and William.  Brendan and Katia have been farming together since the early 2000’s.  Their business was born in Barre, MA on rented land and has found it’s forever home on their recently purchased farm in Albion, ME.